FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – Police are still looking for help after two men physically assault a woman for her purse.
Officers described both suspects as black men believed to be in their late teens or early 20s; police are offering up to $1,000 as a reward for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of the two suspects.
Investigators say the first suspect has a dark complexion and stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches. They say he was wearing a large, black coat with a large, white skull pattern in addition to a black rag atop his head and short pants.
The second suspect is believed to be between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches, say police; the man was wearing a solid color jacket that was half light, half dark with a toboggan on his head. This suspect is described to have a medium complexion.
According to Forrest City Police, the two men attacked the woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot while she was trying to load her purchases into her car. Investigators say the victim did not surrender her purse, but was knocked to the ground before the purse was physically removed from her shoulder.
The victim received minor injuries during the robbery.
"We are asking for help from the public to get these two off of our streets before they do it again to someone else. This police department and community cannot tolerate thugs running around preying on members of our community," says Police Chief E.P. Reynolds. "We're doing everything we can to get these two robbers identified and locked up. This was nothing but cowardness on the two suspects' part, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that prosecution of these two is to the maximum."
Anyone with information on this crime or the identities on these two robbers is asked to call the Forrest City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 633-3434 or Forrest City Crime Stoppers at (870) 261-1499.